I love color and my work usually has a lot of color in it. There are a lot of people out there really scared of color or scared of using too much or too many colors at one time. I say be adventurous! As long as you have a balance it works!
This layout was actually a challenge from a group that I am in a sb.com. We were suppose to use one thing out of the trash and up to five non-scrappy items and some bling (which is shiny in the scrappy world). My item out of the trash was a little metal handle that came off a plastic box. It is on the end of my tag that holds the hidden journaling under my top picture. I have placed raffia on it and gave it a unique look. I actually used 2 things out of the trash. My other item was a yellow circle I punched out of a gift bag that was in my daughter's trashcan from her birthday. I used it to make the center of my flower on the far right in the blue area. My non-traditional items were 1. Red bread twisty - holding my blue button on the tag 2. Yellow raffia - (on tag handle and sewn at the bottom of page. 3. Washers (I painted and then covered with Stickles) the red & blue ones are hidden within the flowers and one red one in the center of the yellow flower I made in the blue area and then the green ones are under those hard little yellow flowers w/ blue centers on the bottom right. Aren't they so pretty! :O) kind of hard to see those are washers! 4. Blue Grip-it Liner - it is the small scallop at the top of the title and also the blue strip at the bottom right that the green washers/yellow flowers are on top of. 5. Those hard yellow flowers on my green washers and one green & yellow at the top of the mix/trail of flowers... they were from the bead section for little girls. 6. postage stamp from Malaysia, from my friend Irene (thanks Irene). 7. Sequins .